Entry #16: 76L Aquatic Garden
Sherry Quinn, Chapel Hill NC USA | E-mail: sherry.quinn at bcbsnc.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

A beautiful little aquarium, I like the composition and color design in a 2D way. I think the design would benefit from a couple of open areas between the plants, this would add a 3D aspect.

Wim van Drongelen

This is a pretty tank with a nice flow from one side of the tank to the other. It might benefit from a little more definition of the plantings along the back of the tank, but I like the use of color. I had to take a little off of the viability score because of the weak look of the Mayaca, and the sunken belly of the pencil fish. This is a case where leaving a photo out might have helped the presentation a little!

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 76 x 30 x 33 cm (30 x 12 x 13 in)
Volume 76L (20 gallons)
Background black posterboard
Lighting 4 x 20 W fluorescent bulbs, 10 hours/day
Filtration Power filter with bio wheel
1 soda bottle CO2 unit - approximately 1 bubble every 2 seconds
Plants Alternanthera reineckii, Bacopa monnieri, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Didiplis diandra, Echinodorus tenellus, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Ludwigia arcuata, Ludwigia palustris x repens, Lysimachia nummularia, Mayaca fluviatilis, Myriophyllum aquaticum, Myriophyllum hippuroides, Vesicularia dubyana
Fish/Animals Aphyocharax rathbuni, Carnegiella strigata, Copella nattereri, Corydoras habrosus, Corydoras hastatus, Corydoras reticulatus, Hemigrammus rodwayi, Nannostomus trifasciatus, Otocinclus affinis, Caridinia japonica
driftwood, gravel mixed with substrate additive